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Lens-free imaging

Enhance your life sciences application with automated and continuous monitoring capabilities.

Our expertise in lens-free imaging

Imec’s lens-free imaging microscopy solution leverages digital holographic imaging to automatically identify and classify cells, tissues and more.

The system is simple, easy to integrate, customizable and generates high-resolution images (up to 1 µm) with an extremely wide field-of-view.

Key benefits

  • compact: no bulky optics required
  • simple, easy to integrate in your application
  • extremely large field-of-view and imaging resolution up to 1 µm
  • automated, continuous monitoring of cells and tissues for regenerative medicine, drug screening, etc.
  • also applicable in aseptic manufacturing environments

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